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Hillary Clinton Critics Raise Questions After Video Captures This Moment in Polk County, Iowa


"There was no fraud there."

Hillary Clinton speaks during a caucus night rally at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. (AP/Patrick Semansky)

Though the Hillary Clinton campaign is claiming victory in Iowa following Monday's caucuses, a video from one Democratic caucus event is leading some observers to question whether she actually won the state. And several Democrats are now raising allegations of voter fraud.

At Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders asked for a recount and didn’t get it.

Drew Gentsch, the Des Moines District 43 Democratic caucus chairman, told the assembled crowd at the high school that the count from that precinct would not make a difference in the state delegate count.

The video that someone uploaded onto the C-SPAN website carries the headline, “Clinton Voter Fraud in Polk County, Iowa Caucus.” The description states, “Caucus chair and Clinton precinct captain do not conduct actual count of Clinton supporters and deliberately mislead caucus.”

Mediaite touted the story with a headline saying, “Video Raises Questions About Voter Fraud in Iowa Caucus Sanders/Clinton Vote.”

However, Polk County Democratic Party Chairman Tom Henderson said there was no fraud and that both the Clinton and Sanders campaigns agreed with the results from high school.

"The Sanders leadership signed off on the results," Henderson told TheBlaze. "If the Sanders campaign had a problem, they wouldn't have signed off on it. There was no fraud there."

In a widely reported statement from the Clinton campaign Tuesday morning, Clinton campaign state director Matt Paul said the former secretary of state defeated the Vermont senator.

“Hillary Clinton has won the Iowa Caucus. After thorough reporting — and analysis — of results, there is no uncertainty and Secretary Clinton has clearly won the most national and state delegates.”

TheBlaze called Gentsch Tuesday, but he did not immediately return the call. The Clinton and Sanders campaigns and the Polk County Democratic Party also did not immediately respond to inquiries from TheBlaze Tuesday.

This post was updated to include comments from Polk County Democratic Party Chairman Tom Henderson. 

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